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Tackle Talk fo the week of August 4

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Water conditions this past week on most stream and the Susquehanna River have been good. Most tributaries are clear with water temperatures in the high seventies. Anglers are reporting some good fishing at the Adam Bower Dam south to the Isle of Que. Smallmouth bass are still hitting well at most locations of the river. Medium live shiners, live nightcrawlers and Old Trail salted tubes in green pumpkin, black/red flake and smoke/purple are the best choices. Walleye are being caught mostly in the late evening on live nightcrawlers fished on double hook crawler rigs also 3-1/2 inch rubber twist grubs soaked in various attractants such as Jack’s Juice Baitmate (game fish) and smelly jelly. Topwater lures with Whopper Plopper, Heddon Zara Spooks, Baby Torpedo, and Smithwick Devil Horse are accounting for some good catches.

The lures of choice in the Hoover’s Island have been Gaines Crippled Killers, Bill Lewis Rat-L- Traps and Scum frogs. There have been reports of muskies being caught at various locations on the Susquehanna River. The lures of choice have been Windels Muskie Smacks, Invaders, and Savage Gear eel. Catfishing has been steady with the larger fish showing up well after dark. Shad baits and chicken livers have reeled in some big channel catfish and a few flatheads. All local streams and lakes are producing well with artificial lures working best.

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Liam from Selinsgrove is quite the angler catching a catfish and a huge bass. Great job Liam on two amazing catches!!


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